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Correct feeding of forage prevents many problems and diseases in horses. It is very important that horses are allowed to eat forage of sufficient amount and frequency to avoid health problems and behavioural disorders.
Today we know that better feeding implies better welfare. With this website we want to contribute.

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Forage crude protein concentration affects horses’ insulin response

Posted by on Feb 17, 2018 in Forage, Health, Performance | 0 comments

Early harvested forage has high energy content but also often high crude protein content and it seems that the amount of crude protein (cp) in forage can affect horses’ insulin response after feeding. In this...

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How to use the ratio between protein and energy

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Forage, Health, Performance | 0 comments

In Sweden the horse’s energy requirement is given in metabolizable energy (ME), and the unit is mega joule (MJ). In other countries the horse’s energy requirement can be given in digestible energy (DE) or net...

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Horses are fantastic hindgut fermenters

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Behaviour, Forage, Health, Intestinal microflora | 0 comments

This study compared different forage intakes using sedentary horses. Eight...

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